1. WR Alec Pierce, Indianapolis Colts
Pierce is establishing a great connection with Matt Ryan. Across the last three games, Pierce has hauled in 15 receptions for 210 yards and a touchdown. He has posted 12+ fantasy points in each of those games.
Ryan clearly trusts Pierce. After their win against the Denver Broncos, Ryan spoke highly of Pierce.
“It confirms what I thought,” Ryan said per Colts.com. “I thought he was going to be a tough, resilient player. I thought he was going to be a (gutsy) player, I knew he had great hands watching him. You just hoped he was a gamer — and he is, there is no doubt about it.”
Furthermore, the second-round pick is entering a favorable stretch of the schedule. This week, he is facing the Tennessee Titans, who are allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. In Week 8, he will play against the Washington Commanders, who are allowing the sixth-most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers.
Notably, the Colts are throwing the football at a high rate. Right now, the Colts are second in the NFL in pass attempts (253). On paper, Pierce is well-positioned to have a breakout fantasy season.
Pierce is a strong FLEX option over the next few weeks.